Saturday, February 25, 2017

Current ACC Men's Basketball Standings

With Miami beating Duke this evening -- here's the latest ACC Men's Basketball Standings:

#1:  North Carolina:  13 - 3
#2:  Florida State:  11 - 5
#3:  NOTRE DAME:  10 - 5
#3:  Louisville:  10 - 5
#5:  Duke:  10 - 6
#5:  Miami:  10 - 6

The Fighting Irish host Georgia Tech tomorrow -- Louisville hosts Syracuse.


LINK:  COMPLETE STANDINGS

Muffet's Irish Play for an ACC Championship!

#5

Notre Dame hosts #8 Florida State Sunday at 1:00 PM ET in a game where the winner will be crowned the ACC Regular Season Champion!

The game will be televised LIVE on ESPN2.

GO IRISH!

ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships at ND





OT: a National Anthem -- YOU MUST SEE!


A Win Tonight & Irish Win Hockey East Title!



Wouldn't this be a nice way to go out...

The Fighting Irish play their last regular season game tonight as a member of Hockey East -- we join the Big Ten for hockey next year.  With a win over Boston University -- Notre Dame will be named Hockey East Champions for the regular season!

Huge game for the Fighting Irish!

LINK:  HOCKEY EAST STANDINGS 

Friday, February 24, 2017

What a Friday Night for Notre Dame Athletics!

 Three wins against higher ranked teams!
  • Notre Dame Hockey beat #5 Boston University: 3 - 1 
  • Notre Dame Softball beat #11 University of Georgia: 10 - 7
  • Notre Dame Men's Tennis beat #13 Northwestern University: 4 - 1

GO IRISH!!!

ESPN Bracketology for NCAA Women...


Has Muffet's Fighting Irish a #1 seed (#4 OVERALL) -- in a region where they would play UCONN in the National Semi-Final...

LINK:  BRACKETOLOGY

Domer Anders Lee -- a Top NHL Goal Scorer!



Former Notre Dame hockey player Anders Lee is currently ranked 20th in the National Hockey League in goals scored this season!  ND Hockey fans might remember that Anders broke his left fibula this past April -- missing the final weeks last season and the Playoffs.

Lee currently leads the New York Islanders with 23 goals scored -- the same number as Blackhawks' star Patrick Kane...

FYI:  Kane just signed a contract with Chicago for 8 years and $84,000,000.

Think some agents are knocking down Anders' door?

LINK:  TOP NHL GOAL SCORERS

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Kizer to Appear on Jon Gruden's "QB Camp"



Former Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer will be on the "hot seat" in Jon Gruden's QB CAMP on ESPN...

Should be fun!

LINK:  GRUDEN TO GRILL KIZER

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Syracuse Beats Duke -- Good News for ND!



The ACC is getting crazy -- here's the latest ACC Standings:

1.  North Carolina:  11 - 3
2.  NOTRE DAME:  10 - 5
2.  Duke:  10 - 5
2.  Florida State:  10 - 5
2.  Louisville:  10 - 5
6.  Miami:  9 - 6

The top-four teams get an automatic "double-bye" in the upcoming ACC Tournament -- which is huge.  Here's what lies ahead for the six teams still with a shot for one of these top four spots -- FOLKS, NOTRE DAME HAS AS GOOD A CHANCE AS ANY TO GET AN ACC DOUBLE-BYE!

NORTH CAROLINA -- remaining ACC games
  1. @Pittsburgh
  2. Virginia
  3. @Duke

LOUISVILLE -- remaining ACC games
  1. Syracuse
  2. @Wake Forest
  3. Notre Dame

NOTRE DAME -- remaining ACC games
  1. Georgia Tech
  2. Boston College
  3. @Louisville

DUKE -- remaining ACC games
  1. @Miami
  2. Florida State
  3. @North Carolina

FLORIDA STATE -- remaining ACC games
  1. @Clemson
  2. @Duke
  3. Miami

MIAMI -- remaining ACC games
  1. Duke
  2. @Virginia Tech
  3. @Florida State

Five Domers -- Four Played, One Coached...


Charlie Weis held his annual Charity Golf Classic for Hannah and Friends -- and a few former Fighting Irish football players joined in the fun at Trump National Doral in Miami...

Glad to see these guys supporting their old coach.

Left to right;  Brady Quinn, Anthony Fasano, Charlie Weis, Kyle Rudolph and Mike Golic, Jr.

OT: An Old Friend's Tribute to Mike Ilitch



Best selling author, Mitch Albom (an old friend of mine) gave this great tribute today to the former owner of Little Caesar's, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, etc., -- Mike Ilitch.

Mitch can tell a story...


Indy Star Exclusive: Swarbrick on ND Football


Thought you'd enjoy this Indianapolis Star exclusive interview of Notre Dame's Director of Athletics -- Jack Swarbrick...

LINK:  EXCLUSIVE

Notre Dame Football at it Early this Morning!


This was "tweeted" out this morning by Notre Dame Football's Director of Player Personnel -- Dave Peloquin.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Notre Dame Has 2nd Most Fulbright Scholars!


And, the highest percentage of applicants being named a Fulbright Scholar -- among the FIVE institutions with the most recipients!

Notre Dame had 95 students apply for this great honor -- and 27 were selected!

Here's what it means to be a Fulbright Scholar...

LINK:  WIKI PAGE

Monday, February 20, 2017

Muffet Talks Big Road Win Over Syracuse


Syracuse Head Coach & Players Talk ND Loss



Muffet's Irish Win in Front of Record Crowd!



The Fighting Irish earned a very tough road win yesterday in front of an all-time record crowd for women's basketball at Syracuse.  And, despite the Orange making shot, after shot, after shot -- they made 12 three pointers and the IRISH struggling big time from the foul line (12 misses)...

The IRISH found a way to win!

LINK:  BOX SCORE

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Muffet's Irish on ESPN2 Today at 5 PM ET


The #7 Fighting Irish take on #21 Syracuse today in the Carrier Dome -- and we can watch it on ESPN2 beginning at 5 PM ET.

This will be a great test...

LINK:  GAME PREVIEW

Atlanta Falcons Hire Domer Bryant Young


The former Notre Dame All-American defensive tackle, four-time NFL All Pro and Super Bowl Champion for the San Francisco 49ers is now coaching the defensive line for the National Football Conference Champs...

ND fans will remember that Bryant Young was the #7 overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft.

LINK:  YOUNG TO FALCONS

Current Rankings of Notre Dame's Teams


Here's a looking at the latest national rankings of the Notre Dame teams currently in season:

#3:  Notre Dame Women's Fencing

#4:  Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse

#4:  Notre Dame Men's Fencing

#5:  Notre Dame Women's Basketball

#8:  Notre Dame Women's Lacrosse 

#13:  Notre Dame Hockey

#21:  Notre Dame Men's Basketball

#22:  Notre Dame Men's Swimming

#26:  Notre Dame Women's Softball

#27:  Notre Dame Men's Tennis


*Please note that the national rankings for Women's Rowing have yet to be released.  The Fighting Irish are expected to be ranked in the Top 20

National TV Coverage for Notre Dame: 7 Hours

The University of Notre Dame received 7 hours of National TV coverage yesterday from ESPN and NBC...
  • Notre Dame men's basketball on ESPN -- 2 hours
  • Notre Dame men's lacrosse on ESPNU -- 2 hours
  • Notre Dame men's hockey on NBC Sports Network -- 2 1/2 hours
  • "Onward Notre Dame" on NBC Sports Network -- 30 minutes

Sometimes I think we take this for granted.

Only Notre Dame...

Mike Brey Talks ACC Win #10 for the Irish!


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bjork Scores Two Goals as Irish Beat #10 Team


Brey's Irish on ESPN today at NOON ET



It's going to be interesting to see how North Carolina State plays today -- their head coach was told this week he wouldn't be back next season...

I'm expecting to see their best effort of the season.

The Notre Dame vs. North Carolina State game will be televised on ESPN -- beginning at NOON ET.

LINK:  GAME PREVIEW

LINK:  NEWS & OBSERVER

LINK:  WHY GOTTFRIED IS COACHING TODAY

Irish Hockey's Jeff Jackson Talks Big Win!


Friday, February 17, 2017

Bonzie Colson Interviewed on Mike Brey Show


Notre Dame's New Offensive Coordinator...


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Domer Regis Philbin Talks With Larry King


Pittsburgh Honors "Domers" Bleier & Polk


Former Notre Dame and Pittsburgh Steelers great Rocky Bleier '68 (top photo) and former Fighting Irish rowing star and U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Amanda Polk '08 (bottom photo) -- were honored last night at Pittsburgh's 81st annual Dapper Dan Dinner.

Here's the story...

LINK:  81st ANNUAL DAPPER DAN DINNER

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Notre Dame's Morris Inn Earns Another Honor


The University of Notre Dame just announced that the Morris Inn has been selected for membership in the Historic Hotels of America program...

Here's the story.

LINK:  LATEST HONOR FOR THE MORRIS INN

Domer Picked as "Top Ten NFL Combine Snub"


Notre Dame's James Onwualu -- is highlighted in this article as one of the "top ten NFL Combine snubs to watch" in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Onwualu, a team captain -- did not receive an invitation to next month's NFL Combine.

James will get the opportunity to show off his skill set to NFL Scouts at Notre Dame's Pro Day in March...

LINK:  STORY

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Domer Mike Golic Takes Multiple Pies to Face




Notre Dame alum Mike Golic -- took a few -- for the team today -- to pay off a wager with Magic Johnson on the ND football game with Michigan State...

#25 Notre Dame vs. Boston College on ESPNU


Mike Brey's Fighting Irish are in Boston tonight to take on the BC Eagles in an ACC game that will be televised on ESPNU beginning at 7 PM ET.

GO IRISH!

LINK:  FIVE THINGS TO KNOW...

NFL Network's Mike Mayock has Kizer #1 QB


Here is a look at Mike Mayock's top NFL Draft position rankings...

LINK:  KIZER #1

Happy Valentine's Day -- ND Football Style!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Fr. Jenkins' Mother Dies After Accident


Helen Jenkins, the proud mother of 12 kids -- including Notre Dame president Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C. -- died yesterday from a severe head injury.  Ms. Jenkins was walking in an Omaha Mall parking lot when she was hit by a car that was backing out of a parking space...

Fr. Jenkins and his 11 siblings celebrated Mass at her bedside -- prior to her death.

LINK:  HELEN JENKINS' DEATH

Bob Elliott Joins Nebraska Coaching Staff


Bob Elliott is a class act...

It was announced today that the former Notre Dame Assistant is joining the defensive staff at Nebraska.  I'll always be a big fan of Bob Elliott.

LINK:  NEW GIG FOR ELLIOTT

Notre Dame's Defensive Coordinator: Mike Elko


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mike Brey Talks ACC Win Over Florida State


FSU's Coach & Players Talk Loss to Notre Dame


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Video Board Going Up at Notre Dame Stadium


Won't be long!!! 

It's going to forever change the Notre Dame Football experience -- for the better!!!

ESPN Video Highlights: ND 84 - FSU 72


Here's a link to ESPN game highlights along with Coach Brey and Bonzie Colson -- post game interviews on the floor...

LINK:  VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

"Tournament Seeding" Win for the Fighting Irish